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Aug 10, 2013 5:00am EDT
them visas to the u.s. now comes obama's cancellation of their meeting in moscow next month. the white house cited a lack of progress on issues from missile defense to trade, to global security and human rights. then of course, there is the snowden question. president obama said he was disappointed by the russian asylum decision and less like he added -- >> there have been times when they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i consistently say to president putin is that is the past. we've got to think about the future. >> i think putin has deliberately decided to poke obama in the eye. even before snowden, this was not a happy relationship. maybe something went wrong when they met at the g-8 summit. this has been a deliberate act decided by the kremlin. do not believe any of the russian stuff about low-level officials have taken the decision. >> his election campaign last year was marked by a series of mass protests in moscow and other major cities. his reaction, according to human rights watch, was to introduce curbs on public demonstrations and a wider defi
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm EDT
effectively than we do. >> ifill: tensions in the obama- putin relationship were clearly evident at the g-8 summit in ireland last june, after they clashed over syria. today, kremlin officials expressed their own disappointment at the u.s. decision to forego the summit. but they said president putin's invitation still stands. mr. obama still plans to attend the g-20 gathering in st. petersburg, next month, but has added a side visit to sweden instead. and secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel will meet with their russian counterparts in washington on friday. >> brown: was the president right to cancel the meeting? and where does this leave u.s.- russian relations? stephen sestanovich teaches international diplomacy at columbia university. he served in the state department during the reagan and clinton administrations. dimitri simes is president of the center for the national interest. he just returned from a trip to russia where he met with senior russian officials. welcome to both of you. stephen sestanovich was it the snowden asylum in the end that led to this an
PBS
Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
programs following the leaks from former spy agency contractor edward snowden. mr. obama was asked if today's move changed his mindset about snowden. >> is he now more a whistle- blower than he is a hacker, as you called him at one point, or somebody that shouldn't be filed charges? and should he be provided more protection? is he a patriot? >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. my preference-- and i think the american people's preference-- would have been for a lawful, orderly examination of these laws; a thoughtful, fact-based debate that would then lead us to a better place, because i never made claims that all the surveillance technologies that have developed since the time some of these laws had been put in place somehow didn't require, potentially, some additional reforms. that's exactly what i called for. that somehow they got there willy, nilly, just sucking in information on everybody and doing what we please with it. that's not the case. our law
PBS
Aug 8, 2013 6:00pm EDT
? >> it will need to be more precise to make it clear what you agree to. the obama administration is work hard on a new way to approach this so it is not so ambiguous so science can flourish and have the opportunity to be pants and not just subjects. >> warner: francis collins, director of the nsa, thank you. >> brown: next, an organization that believes there's no place like home when it comes to growing older. ray suarez has our report. >> how are you? >> reporter: once a week, 82- year-old john sears gets picked up at his beacon hill townhouse, and driven to a nearby grocery store. sears looks forward to that weekly outing, and not just to replenish his pantry. >> what else can i get for you? >> reporter: but for the simple joy of getting out, seeing people, catching up on neighborhood news, all harder to do as age makes it more challenging to get around. sears doesn't hire the driver, bob spicer. he works for beacon hill village: it's a non-profit, membership organization providing low-cost services to seniors who want to continue to live in their own homes. >> they call all the time. a co
PBS
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
dollars a year. that figure assumes president obama would pay them 9-dollars an hour.. which is the number he suggested minimum wage should be raised to during his state of the union address in january. the white houseemploys more than three hundred interns each year, with 150 this summer alone. the fair pay campaign, a grassroots lobby, is calling on the president and white house aides to pay interns, saying it's not realistic to work for free. it's one thing to have school pride.. it's another to express it to theme music. listen in. "our tradition of excellence...our mission as students is not to follow in the footsteps of the astronauts, nobel prize lords and presidents who graduated before us, but to exceed their footsteps, crush the shoulders of the giants upon whom we stand. we here are all such innovative people, so i am telling you...if you want to change the world, you're at georgia tech, you can do that! if you want to build the iron man suit, you're in georgia te, you can do that! if you want to play theme music during your convocation speech like a bad a, we're at georgia tech
PBS
Aug 8, 2013 5:00am EDT
barack obama elected but you understand what a a -- >> do you know the real mrs. allen died a day before he was elected? she died on november 3! they campaigned for him and she died november 3. >> rose: there's another great line in which eugene allen is -- the butler comes to the white house. he comes to the white house to meet the president and some young aide says to your character, eugene allen, mr. gaines in this case, "i'll show you the way." and what does he say? >> "i know way." (laughter) >> that was a great moment. >> we were talking about had we achieved it yet and it's still sitting on that promissory note that martin luther king talked about, the promissory note of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that this is the note that was promised to all american for human rights so the civil rights movement which isn't really a history, it's a living history. because we're still moving in the same shape towards accomplishing what was the initial promise. he talks about that vault, he refuses to believe that it's empty and that all of us can have the things that we deserved.
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. >>> freddy mac, the taxpayer controlled company and president obama and several others would like to unwind, the second largest quarterly profit in the history. the firm earned $5 billion. followed by higher loan fees. they will make a dividend payment to the u.s. treasury on more than $4 billion 6789 4 bil. >>> jp morgan and glen core are the latest companies to be accused of artificially inflating aluminum prices. it was filed on behalf of master screens, a direct purchaser and individual who is described as a buyer of beverages sold in aluminum cans. >>> according to a report yesterday from the center for disease control the obesity rate among low-income preschooler social securis is falling. it went from $74 billion in 199 8 to $147 billion. this study could have important economic implications. >> reporter: the centers for disease control tracked the height and weight of nearly 12 million low income 2 to 4-year-olds. between 2008 and 2011 obesity rates stayed the same or decreased in 40 states and territories and only went up slightly in three. for weight management experts like dr. sc
PBS
Aug 8, 2013 7:00pm EDT
to the government, why is it president obama the other day wants to phase out fanny and fredy. >> the profitability means nothing to the administration because administration believes government should get out of the mortgage market, that there should be some limited back stuff but private capital back into the mortgage market and fanny, freddy and the fha back more than 90% of the loans made and that's just not the way the market should be or according to the administration. they want to phase it out. it will take time but they don't want to be in the situation in 2009 when the government did have to bailout the mortgage market. >> dianna, this congress has not gotten much down on important issues. will it get this done and reform mortgage finance? >> i can't answer that. there is one very strong bill on the hill right now, the corker warner bill the president seems to have not exactly endorsed that bill but the things he's putting forth are similar to what is in that bill and that's why you saw him this week in phoenix making the push again because this fall would be the time, the make it or brea
PBS
Aug 12, 2013 5:30pm EDT
. hashe obama administration announced a major change to the way certain crimes are tosecuted in an attempt reduce the overflowing prison population. attorney general eric holder said that the way that minor offenses were sent to prison was broken and ineffective. a man died in hospital in hungary after suffering from medical problems. at one point, he talked the list of most wanted nazi war criminals. the israeli government has published the names of 26 palestinian visitors said to be released as part of a deal. the announcement comes after palestinian officials accused sabotage trying to negotiations by proving more than 1000 new settlement homes. a primary school has been turned into a temporary shelter after a 6.1 earthquake in tibet. no casualties were reported. u.s., he was ae feared boston mob boss in the 1970's and in 1980's who became one of the most wanted fugitives in the united states. now a jury has found james ganglandlger guilty of crimes including 11 killers. he now faces life in prison. we have the story. >> james whitey bulger convicted today of money launder
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Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm EDT
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00pm EDT
sea. but so far, there's no sign that appeal is gaining much traction. president obama said friday a boycott hurts the wrong people. >> i do not think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. we've got a bunch of americans out there who are training hard, who are doing everything they can to succeed. >> ifill: in the meantime, the president of the international olympic committee says he's asked russian officials to clarify how the law banning homosexual expression will be applied during the games. >> the olympic charter is very clear. it says that sport is a human right and it should be available to all regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation. and the games themselves should be open to all, free of discrimination, so our position is very clear. >> ifill: the russian ambassador to the u.n., answered thursday, speaking to protesters outside his residence in new york. >> all athletes, i can tell you, are going to be just fine, going to be just fine. but we do expect everybody to respect our laws as well. >> ifill: russian police are already reinforcing that point, arresting pro
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